Thursday , October 19 2017

Owner of real-estate firm detained for swindling 47 citizens of KD 3m

KUWAIT CITY, May 9: The Public Prosecution has ordered the detention of a real-estate company director for 21 days in Central Prison over allegations of swindling 47 Kuwaiti citizens. The Public Prosecution had interrogated him following complaints by judicial officials who dealt with the company. The Public Funds Prosecution and Commercial Affairs will interrogate the suspect to confront him with the complaints lodged against him which include fraud and money laundering. The amount of money he is reported to have swindled citizens exceeds KD 3 million. Several complaints were lodged against the company after it had announced that citizens could own real estates in the USA through the company. This however was later proven to be false, after several citizens became victims of the scam.

750-kg expired items seized: The Public Relations and Media Department of Kuwait Municipality announced that the emergency team of Capital Municipality raided a food store in Al-Rai area after which it confiscated and destroyed 750 kgs of expired and spoiled foodstuffs that are unfit for human consumption, and closed down the store, reports Al-Seyassah daily. This campaign follows the media campaign that was recently announced concerning the launch of inspection campaigns targeting foodstuff and wholesale stores, restaurants and food companies in readiness for the holy month of Ramadan. The campaign was supervised by the Head of the Capital Municipality’s emergency team Zaid Al-Enzi and the food inspector Hassan Saleh. Al-Enzi revealed that the confiscated foodstuffs included 562 packs of cheese, each weighing 12 kgs. He indicated that seven citations were issued for various violations including storage of expired goods and spoiled foodstuffs, and violation of hygiene regulations. Al-Enzi urged owners of foodstuff stores to follow the regulations of Kuwait Municipality in order to avoid being held legally accountable, stressing that the inspectors will apply the law firmly against all violators. The Public Relations and Media Department of Kuwait Municipality called on all citizens and expatriates to call the hotline number 1844448 or contact Kuwait Municipality via its social media account “@kuwmun” to report any complaints, affirming that necessary legal actions will be taken immediately.

Handbag stolen: Police are looking for an unidentified woman for stealing the handbag of a 20-year-old Kuwaiti woman which contained money and credit card, reports Al-Shahed daily. In her complaint to the Salmiya Police Station, the victim said in the bag there was KD 50 and ATM card. She also said the thief withdrew KD 450 using her bank card when she was busy at a beauty parlor. CCTV footage shows the suspect monitoring the moves of the victim and when she was busy in the parlor she stole the bag and escaped.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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